After a brief hiatus and rebrand, Playhouse Deck – previously The Deck – a modern restaurant adjacent to the Bucks County Playhouse, will open its doors on Thursday, May 12 with seasonal menus from Chef Michael O’Halloran, who will showcase Mediterranean cuisines in a laidback New Hope setting, which has views of the Delaware River.
The menu includes house-made pastas, salads, fish entrees and more from the recent Beat Bobby Flay victor.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this new project at such a historic location,” said O’Halloran. “It’s been a blast creating menus that are bright and fun that complement the liveliness of the theater, as well as the beauty of the sprawling Delaware River. The menu will always boast a selection of snacks and toasts, perfect for sharing or a quick bite before a show, and larger, more substantial pastas and entrees, ideal for date night or a special occasion – all showcasing fresh ingredients from local purveyors.”
The bar program, helmed by Stella of New Hope beverage manager Jamie Shaw, will boast seasonally-inspired cocktails with a bevy of fresh fruit and herbs designed to complement O’Halloran’s menu. Enjoy Mediterranean and Italian wines, local beer favorites and more.
The main dining area features a centralized bar with wraparound seating, plus counter seating on the periphery lining the wall-to-wall garage door windows, offering 180-degree views of the river. In the warmer months, dining “al fresco” is available on the river promenade and the front courtyard of the Playhouse.
Playhouse Deck opens on Thursday, May 12, offering dinner service from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday to start, with plans to expand hours of operation to additional days and meal periods in the coming weeks. When the Bucks County Playhouse is in performance, the kitchen will be open 30 minutes after each show. Every dollar spent at Playhouse Deck supports the nonprofit mission of the theater.
“We’re excited to give the Playhouse Deck a whole new vibe, mixing a little glam with a relaxed, airy and fun new look and a fabulous new menu. We’ll give guests the chance to mix with Broadway actors and artists who come to work at the Playhouse,” said Alexander Fraser, producing director and CEO of the Bucks County Playhouse. “Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, grabbing a quick bite before a show or after-work drinks, we want our guests to feel at ease here. Enjoy a delicious meal, the view, the history, and hopefully return for an encore.”
Playhouse Deck is located at 70 S. Main St. Visit playhousedeck.com or call 267-397-6866 for more information.